In 2009, I began working as a teachers assistant at a middle school. I never realized the importance of them. Then I went to teaching in a preschool as the head teacher of twelve four year olds. It was crazy!!!!! first of all I never really taught and second of all I went from working with middle school students to preschool!! it was a change ill never forget. I worked for that private school for a year but I decided to go back to school to get my Masters degree in technology (something I have never been good at) and it has been challenging. I have many questions about everything because I’m so behind. Now, for my final project I have to create an E-portfolio from scratch with a main page and four other pages. This should be interesting. The fact that I have no technology background makes me think that I wont be able to go through this degree. Have I made the wrong mistake? Should have I finished my credential and stuck to teaching?
Today, this thought came back because one of the principals at the school I work at offered me a 6th grade teaching position; Something I have always wanted to teach ever since I started my undergrad degree. I began to think am I really that good of a teacher? I never really considered that I was. I have always doubted my skills, but I can say that I truly care about my students because I can relate to them. All I know is that, as of right now I can try my best at this program and life will take me where I should be.
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Everyday is a new struggle for everyone and we can accept this as a challenge or we can just lose hope. This whole weekend I spent half my days in a computer lab working on more homework. It seems like the work is harder as the quarter progresses but I choose to continue with this struggle because I want this Masters program more than anything. I have endured a year in a private school in which i worked 9 hours with no actual break time at a pay rate of 12.25. Yes, i learned a lot from this adventure. One of those things, was that I did not want to spend my whole life hating my job which did not offer any health insurance or benefits, any way of moving up positions. I was very unhappy, although I did like teaching that is not where i wanted to be. I decided to tale the plunge and go for my masters.